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January 17, 2013

By Andre Francisco

POGO Releases Report on Kabul Embassy Security



Thumbnail of Gun at Kabul Embassy Private guards responsible for protecting what may be the most at-risk U.S. diplomatic mission in the world -- the embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan -- say security weaknesses have left it dangerously vulnerable to attack.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 5, 2012

By Neil Gordon

Government Sues Triple Canopy for Iraq Contract Fraud



Target Practice The federal government joined a whistleblower lawsuit alleging private security contractor Triple Canopy used hundreds of foreign nationals without proper firearms training to guard a U.S. airbase in Iraq.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 19, 2012

By Joe Newman

We've Seen This Before: Video of Drunk Security Contractors



Bonfire in Kabul Security Guard Buidling There are lurid parallels between a new investigation of private security contractors drunk in Kabul and a similar POGO investigation three years ago.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 30, 2012

By Mia Steinle

Mission Impossible? Not for 82-year-old Anti-Nuclear Weapons Activist



Peace Activists When a nuclear weapons facility can't stop infiltration by an octogenarian nun, it's time to reassess its security standards. The 82-year-old nun, accompanied by two other anti-nuclear activists, broke into Tennessee's Y-12 National Security Complex early Saturday morning.

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Topics: National Security

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